In the various history books on the American Revolution, the Penobscot expedition is rarely mentioned in any detail, being overshadowed by the more widely known and successful battles and campaigns. Perhaps this is due to the dismal outcome of this early joint amphibious operation and to the desire by some, especially Massachusetts poli- ticians of the time, to forget what had happened.
Goodman, James B.
"The Penobscot Expedition: Commodore Saltonstall and theMassachusetts Conspiracy of 1779,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 56
, Article 18.
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